College Basketball March Madness Betting Picks: Sweet 16 Games to Must Wager On

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March Madness Sweet 16 odds are out. Gonzaga and Kansas are big time favorites while Arizona, Texas Tech, and UCLA should play in tough games. Will the Zags, Wildcats, and Jayhawks win and cover? Check out current March Madness Odds, analysis, and free picks for six top Sweet 16 contests. 

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Sweet 16 Round

  • When: Thursday, March 24 – Friday, March 25

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Gonzaga Bulldogs -9

Gonzaga has played well during the tournament, but the Bulldogs aren’t dominating the way so many expected they would.

The Zags struggled to beat Memphis in the second round. In their first game, the Zags allowed Georgia State to hang around until late. Arkansas has a good defense, goes to the charity stripe more than any other team in the nation, and boasts a true superstar in JD Notae. 

The Hogs will have a shot to win this straight up. Taking the points makes sense.  

NCAAM Sweet 16 Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Duke Blue Devils -105

Duke is -115 getting a point. But if you like the Blue Devils to cover at +1, why not grab more profit and back the Dookies to win straight up?

The Blue Devils turned the corner in their win over Michigan State. Paolo Banchero is playing lights out and Mark Williams should control the paint. Veteran Wendell Moore Jr. has become the guy Coach K can count on when Duke needs a basket. 

Texas Tech struggled with Notre Dame. Duke’s offense is one of the best the Red Raiders will have faced all season. Duke wins SU. 

NCAAM Sweet 16 Pick: Duke Blue Devils

Houston Cougars vs Arizona Wildcats -1 ½ 

After Houston beat Illinois 68-53, and Arizona required overtime to get past TCU, the Cougars became a hot squad to upset the Wildcats and march to the Elite Eight.

But the Houston – Illinois game was close up until the 4 minute mark. Arizona is a much deeper team than the Illini. The Wildcats got their scare. They may not get another this tournament. Expect U-of-A to get the win and cover. 

NCAAM Sweet 16 Pick: Arizona Wildcats

Providence Friars vs Kansas Jayhawks -7 ½ 

Rock Chalk struggled to get past the Creighton Blue Jays, beating Creighton 79-72. On Friday, Kansas takes on arguably the best team from the Big East, the Providence Friars.

Providence didn’t allow 60 points in either of their first two NCAA Tournament games. The Friars play defense as well as any team left in the tournament. Providence lost 4 games during the regular season. They’re a legit top 10 squad. Don’t be surprised if the Friars pull off the moneyline upset.

NCAAM Sweet 16 Pick: Providence Friars 

North Carolina Tar Heels +115 vs UCLA Bruins

UCLA bounced from their first round struggle to dominate the Saint Mary’s Gaels. Saint Mary’s, though, bounced in the game.

While the Gaels hit everything they threw at the basket versus Indiana, they missed almost every shot versus UCLA. North Carolina dusted Marquette and then beat Baylor in overtime. Armando Bacot should dominate the paint. UNC wins this on the moneyline. 

NCAAM Sweet 16 Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels

Iowa State Cyclones vs Miami Florida Hurricanes -2 ½ 

Iowa State has played great to make it this far. But the Cyclones got to beat LSU, which should have been no better than a 10-seed and definitely not a 6-seed, and Wisconsin, a team that shoots less than 43% from the field and less than 32% from three.

Miami beat USC and Auburn, a couple of teams favored over them. The Miami Hurricanes dominated Auburn 79-61. The Hurricanes have impressed more then that Cyclones and figure to secure an Elite Eight spot with a win and cover. 

NCAAM Sweet 16 Pick: Miami Florida Hurricanes 

Author: Lucy Green